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see bow and arrowbow and arrow,
weapon consisting of two parts; the bow is made of a strip of flexible material, such as wood, with a cord linking the two ends of the strip to form a tension from which is propelled the arrow; the arrow is a straight shaft with a sharp point on one end and
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Alongside with the "patalakki" and the cross-bow also the "invented tradition" of the Aino-costume had a "typology" of its own, which could seemingly be followed for about 150 years, resulting in popular reconstructions of finds in jewellery launched by the Kalevala Koru in the inter-war period.
For instance, a letter about the voyage of Cabot: "...he did not dare advance inlandy beyond the shooting distance of a cross-bow...
And a bolt from a powerful cross-bow, fired at point-blank range, pierced the 23- year-old's heart.
Why has she been so obstructive to police and how is she connected to Nige Carter, the cheery plumber who just happens to keep a cross-bow in the back of his van?
One of the comments I've heard from non-crossbow shooters or just hunters who don't want crossbows used is you shouldn't allow cross-bows in archery season because hunters can shoot deer with a cross-bow at 100-plus yards.
They recovered ammunition, a revolver, several air guns, a CS gas cannister, a bullet press, empty shells, gun powder, pistols, a double-barrelled shotgun and a cross-bow.
All of them are inspired by fish, so that you have, for example, a cross-bow in the form of a fish's skeleton and a mechanised fish-shaped stack of glasses for doing the wet finger-on-a-wineglass trick.
Novelty shoots and a raffle will be held as well as a cross-bow class, which is new this season.
The amnesty on Merseyside saw more than 400 weapons handed in during the first week including a cross-bow, samurai sword and several machetes.
Still, the glider was more successful - and interesting - than the giant cross-bow, a "giant flop" which was positively Python-esque.
Mind you, I understand that the law stipulates the use of a long bow: shoot your Welshman with a cross-bow and you would be deep in the legal do-do.